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Impacting Behavior for a Sustainable Society | 2017 Symposium

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Join the Sustainability Management Student Association of the Earth Insitute and School of Professional Studies from Columbia University at the 6th Annual Sustainable Perspectives Symposium!

This year, the Symposium focuses on society's current consumption patterns and the changes needed to allow for a shift to a more sustainable future. Impacting Behavior for a Sustainable Society dives into the role of sustainability professionals in supporting this shift with examples of their experiences, and the solutions they are pursuing.

The Sustainable Perspectives Symposium, going beyond the issues:

  • Dig into the ins and outs of designing and managing a program to facilitate behavior change with the student-led workshop, Managing for Behavior Change.

  • Hear from corporate leaders on how companies are successfully affecting consumer behavior at the Conscious Consumerism panel.

  • Learn from policy-makers on how their roles can encourage corporate behavior and transparency in the absence of mandatory requirements at the Policy Influences on Corporate Responsibility panel.

  • Discover how sustainability professionals can and will shift society with our closing Keynote Speaker.

  • A unique opportunity to continue the behavior conversation with our accomplished panelists and diverse participants during the post-event reception.

See below for our amazing speaker line-up!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we finalize our speakers by following SUMASA on Facebook and Twitter, as well as through #SUMAspeaks17!


ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
Impacting Behavior is the 6th Annual Sustainable Perspective Symposium; an annual student-organized symposium by the Sustainability Management Student Association (SUMASA) of The Earth Institute and the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University.


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Additional details about each Symposium session are available on the SUMASA website.

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11:30 am - 3:30 pm | Registration - Light refreshments to be served throughout the day

11:45am - 12:45pm | Managing for Behavior Change: Student-Led Interactive Workshop

1:00 - 1:15pm | Symposium Opening Remarks - Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University

1:15-2:15pm | Panel: Conscious Consumerism

  • ANTON LJUNGGREN, Director of Industrial Design, Biolite
  • YARA NAGI, Director of Operations, Blue Planet Consulting
  • JACQUELYN OTTMAN, Founder and Principal, J. Ottman Consulting, Inc.
  • DAN SACCARDI, Director, Corporate Program30, Ceres, Inc.
  • ERIN SHERMAN, Senior Associate, ideas42

Moderated by MARY O’MALLEY, Vice President, Corporate Governance, Prudential Financial

2:30 - 3:30pm | Panel: Policy Influences on Corporate Responsibility

  • CAMERON BARD, Director of Market Development, 1776
  • LEE BALLIN, Head of Sustainable Business Programs, Bloomberg
  • JUAN ELIAS CHEBLY, PH.D., Lead Adviser, United Nations Environment Programme
  • PROJJAL DUTTA, Director, Sustainability Initiatives, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • ELODIE TIMMERMANS, Senior Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Moderated by BRIDGET REALMUTO LAPERLA, Senior Research Associate, Domini Impact Investments

3:30 - 4:50pm | Keynote - ERIN SCHRODE, Citizen Activist, Social Entrepreneur, and Founder of Turning Green

4:50 - 5:00pm | Symposium Closing Remarks

5:00 - 7:00pm | Reception - Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar

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